The 2009 Kids Choice Awards
Pre-teens got their annual chance to party with the stars when Nickelodeon's signature orange blimp awards were handed out to their favorites in television, music, and film at the 2009 Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles. In addition to keeping the kids amused, Dwayne Johnson also played host to Miley Cyrus, America Ferrara, and Miranda Cosgrove, with the Pussycat Dolls and the Jonas Brothers providing the musical entertainment for all. "When kids think of green, they usually think of slime...and ogres," joked Cameron Diaz (in a Michael Kors top and Seven For All Mankind jeans) before presenting the first-ever Big Green Help Award to environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio.
Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus
Orange carpet butterfly Miley Cyrus greeted pals like Demi Lovato (in Ina Soltani) and Corbin Bleu (not pictured) as they arrived at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion for the big show. After a momentary lapse of memory-and a quick check of the tag in her dress-Cyrus announced she was wearing "Sheri Bodell!"
Vanessa Hudgens & More!
"Lately a lot of people have been taking credit for bringing back the musical, but we've known who's been responsible all along-It was you guys!" said a triumphant Zac Efron when he took the stage with High School Musical 3 co-stars Corbin Bleu, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale (in Akiko Ogawa) to accept the blimp for Favorite Movie. "Thank you for being with us every step of the way on this crazy adventure!"
After scouring L.A.'s hippest boutiques for her Kids Choice Awards dress-and deciding on a flirty graphic-print frock from Sonia Rykiel-Miranda Cosgrove greeted iCarly co-star Jerry Trainor on the orange carpet, where she admitted she hadn't come fully prepared for the evening. "I know who I'll thank if I win, but I don't really have a speech prepared," admitted the tween queen, who later picked up the award for Favorite TV Show.
Sandra Bullock and Hugh Jackman
"This is so amazing-the energy, the stars and the kids! I am having so much fun tonight!" said Sandra Bullock, who teamed up with Hugh Jackman to present the award for favorite book to the Twilight series. Bullock even kept the smile on her face after she and Jackman were sprayed with gallons of green slime.
"There's a cool list of nominees and performers and everyone is always in a great mood!" said Emma Roberts, looking all grown up in a Dolce & Gabbana mini-dress and Jimmy Choo booties. Once inside, Roberts had the honor of introducing a performance by the Pussycat Dolls.
Taking a quick break from their current tour to head to L.A. for the Kids Choice Awards, the Pussycat Dolls got audience members young and old on their feet when they performed a mash-up of their chart-topping songs, "Jai Ho" and "When I Grow Up."
Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas
It was no surprise when Nick, Joe (in LNA) and Kevin Jonas were named the Kids Choice for Favorite Band, but the Jonas Brothers were caught a little off guard when they found themselves in the middle of the show's slimy finale. "You guys are the greatest fans in the world. Thank you for all that you've done for us in the past year," Joe told the audience before getting doused in green goo. "It's been absolutely amazing, we've enjoyed the ride thoroughly!"
Chris Pine and America Ferrera
After almost taking a spill on the slime-covered stage, Ugly Betty's America Ferrera (in J. Mendel) used a stretch of her imagination to find something in common with her Favorite Movie co-presenter-and star of the upcoming Star Trek flick-Chris Pine. "I think both our characters inspire others by boldly going where no man...or woman has gone before," the actress quipped.
Dwayne Johnson and Miley Cyrus
After poking fun at host Dwayne Johnson-who donned a one-shoulder dress she personally picked out with designer Max Azria-Miley Cyrus got emotional upon hearing the news that she'd been voted Favorite Female Singer. "I'm so excited, I thought I was going to lose," Cyrus told the audience as she tried to hold back tears.
Taylor Lautner (wearing an LNA t-shirt, Diesel jacket, jeans and boots) took a break from filming New Moon in Canada to accept the award for Favorite Book on behalf of Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer. "We're having a lot of fun," Lautner told the audience about filming the second installment of the vampire franchise. "I can tell you you are going to love it!"